Eleanora Fagan, professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills... Read More
|Birth name||Eleanora Fagan|
|Born||April 7, 1915
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Origin||Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.|
|Died||July 17, 1959 (aged 44)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.